Nigeria ready for Zambia challenge – Mikel

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Nigeria captain Mikel Obi vows the Super Eagles will go all guns blazing against Zambia's Chipolopolo in their opening Russia 2018 World Cup Group B qualifier at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Zambia, on Sunday.

The Chelsea midfielder, who helped the national Under-23 team win bronze (the country's only medal) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, promised victory against their hosts to maintain their continental superiority over them.

Zambia, who won their first African title at the Gabon and Equatorial Guinea 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, have not beaten Nigeria in a competitive game since their 1-0 victory over the Eagles in their Egypt '86 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Lusaka on August 18, 1985.

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